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Teri Lanza

Teri Lanza
Editorial Director
tlanza@vpico.com

06/20/2011

Vote in Poll, Discuss Summer Business on Self-Storage Talk

Summer tends to be hectic at self-storage facilities. It's a popular time for tenants to want access to their boats and RVs and recreational vehicles. Likewise, with all of the new marriages and recent college graduates, people are invariably on the move this time of year, not to mention the fact that in most parts of the United States, the weather is actually conducive to moving.
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06/13/2011

Self-Storage Talk Provides Support in Times of Transition

This past week and weekend, I observed another instance of how Self-Storage Talk can provide support to those who need it the most. SST, the largest online community in the industry, became a sounding board for a long-tenured  resident self-storage manager who was unexpectedly fired.
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06/10/2011

Self-Storage Rules the REIT Roost

Self-storage shined a superstar at this week’s REIT rendezvous in New York, and it has caused a surge of optimism to radiate through the industry. But some ask if REIT performance really means anything to independent operators, and if good news for "the big boys" means good news for all self-storage owners.
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06/06/2011

Self-Storage Talk Rolling Out Poll of the Week

In an effort to try something new, and to galvanize the Polls section of Self-Storage Talk, we're going to introduce the SST Poll of the Week. Each week, at least one new poll will appear in the designated section, asking industry pros to weigh in on a topic that affects them.
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05/31/2011

The Canada Conversation: Discussing North-of-the-Border Issues on Self-Storage Talk

Admittedly, when posting on Self-Storage Talk, I have a yankee's perspective, as do all of the U.S.-native members of the community. But self-storage is a global business with new developments and opportunities springing up all over the world. In fact, some developers will tell you the hotbed for self-storage development is not, in fact, in the United States but in other locales, one of which is our neighbor to the north: Canada.
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05/27/2011

Inside Self-Storage Best of Business Poll: Renewed and Relaunched

Last month Inside Self-Storage launched the industry’s first-ever “Best of Business” choice-opinion poll; but like many new initiatives, it required time and customer feedback to fully meet audience demand. The original campaign was halted last week, and today we are pleased to open a new Best of Business poll with a more secure, accurate voting process.
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05/23/2011

Forum Terminology: A Refresher (or Intro) for Self-Storage Talk Members

Like all electronic media, Self-Storage Talk, the largest online community in the industry, has adpoted some of the jargon and abbreviations synonymous with the Internet, e-mail and text messaging.
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